Doll Quilt Swap 14

I signed up (at the last minute) to be in Doll Quilt Swap 14 on Flickr. I like swaps and on-line groups, I love bouncing around and meeting new people. I don't like the pressure I put on myself to make things for strangers, though.  I got lucky, I am a fan of my partner and she was good about describing things that she likes.  I'm not sure if I nailed it or missed the mark, but, I do like the way that this mini quilt ended.




I used one of the templates from Carolyn Friedlander's Tangelo quilt pattern, so, it is paper pieced.  I kept skipping steps in the first block that I made, picking out paper pieced stitches is tedious as hell, once I got in a groove, it was smooth sailing!  I did not put too much thought in the arrangement of the fabrics and it put me at ease, it's so easy to stare and pick apart my work.


DQS14 back

I quilted this mini in a spiral, Amanda Jean has a great tutorial on this technique.  My quilting started with free-motion (a little wonky) and ended with a regular sewing foot, it took over an hour to quilt this.  It takes me an hour to quilt baby quilts with less stunning results–noted.

I photographed this with the binding pinned (once I finish something, I'm ready to get it out of my hands), but, it was hand-stitched.  I will update this post with the label that I've been using for quilts later.

I also sent Hammond's chocolate bars to my swap partner, I think anyone who enjoys chocolate will like these.  Have you had Hammond's before?  These 2 are delicious and the red velvet is surprisingly good, too!


Sew OK!



I am very busy with going back to my studio and getting Sew OK stuff done, there are still spots available, so, go ahead and register, why don't you?

One thought on “Doll Quilt Swap 14

  1. Jemellia I LOVE your two little quilts………..the colors are so bright and I love the circle quilting in the blue and black one……..way to go!

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